On a small mound over a confluence of two streams, Amberd Fortress stands as a witness to centuries of turbulent history. A major defensive point for Armenian rulers--standing 2,300 m (7,545 ft) above sea level--the fortress was built in Roman times and expanded on several occasions between 11th and 13th centuries. Archeological excavations discovered the site was previously occupied by a Stone Age settlement and a Bronze Age fortification. See the gates, thick walls, and imposing towers, and explore the remains of a church, chapel, and bathhouse--all of which support the theory that the edifice once served as a summer palace. Put Amberd Fortress into our Byurakan road trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Byurakan.
Tours to Amberd Fortress
Group Tour: Saghmosavank, Alphabet Alley, Amberd, sweet master class, Oshakan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 7 hours
Amberd (Saghmosavank,Armenian alphbet monument) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $50
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Amazing 7-Day tour in Armenia! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $660
Duration: 7 days
Amberd Fortress Reviews
Amberd fortress is one of the most beautiful places in Armenia that is worth to be visited by the visitors. It is located in Aragatsotn province about 55-60km from the Yerevan. more »
La struttura della fortezza è possente e il sito ha un fascino davvero notevole. Bello passeggiare nei dintorni. more »The structure of the fortress is mighty and the site has a truly remarkable charm. Nice to walk around.
A great hilltop fortress in armenia. Good for sunrise photography. Good for all season.
Fantastic place with gorgeous ruins high altitude medieval castle and a church. probably the best season to visit is June when the poppies and other flowers are blooming.
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